Tuesday 30 September 2008

Floral Punch Craft - Sweetpea

Started with an A6 finished size cardand using a smaller cream card stock I stamped the background stamp (By Inkadinkado) and coloured the little flowers with a Sakura pink stardust pen and fastened the green ribbon around the centre of the card.
I cut out some rectangles using the nestabilities and stamped the words sweet pea (by PTI)on the smaller set.
I made the Sweetpea flowers using the Punch Bunch sweetpea punch and added the vines by cutting slivers of the green paper used for the leaves and wrapping them around a pencil to get the spiral shape.

A closer view of the Sweet Pea flowers

Monday 29 September 2008

The White Poppy

With this card it was inspired by a 12 x 12 paper I found named white poppy so I thought time to get the floral punch craft out again and creat my favorite flower in white.
I love white and gold together so I used a gold paper for the leaves and layered gold under the oval and poppy paper too.
I tied it together finishing with a pretty white ribbon.

Sunday 28 September 2008


I thought I would carry on the men's black and white theme with this Zebra card.
I stamped the Zebra image by Beeswax directly onto the card then started to stamp up the rest of the components to make up the scene starting with the rocks in the bottom right corner then stamping over these with the grasses I then stamped the tree branch in the top left corner and stamped the larger sized grasses in the bottom left corner all of the scenery stamps are by Stampscapes.
using cut n dry foam I sponged a little of the black ink around the edges of the card to give the image some depth I finished the card by adding the 2 poppers to the top right corner of the card.

Finished card size is DL

Create & Craft

Today Sunday 28th at 12.00pm I'm on Create & Craft and ideal world with the La Pashe Remember When... Decoupage so adjust your Sky chanels to either 671 of 644 if you want to catch the show.
A Big Thanks to Toni as I set her a challenge to get as many items out of a pack of each Christmas Series 1&2 and my word did she get lots, the box she sent me was like Mary Poppins handbag (never ending) I'll be showing them all on the show.

Saturday 27 September 2008

Thomas Kinkade Lighthouse

Thomas Kinkade stamp and the Verse stamp just have to be my favorite stamps for making a card for a man and both can be found at Cornish Heritage Farms
I started with a white base card by stamping the grid (guide lines by PTI) directly onto the card and stamped the compass (Father Knows Best PTI) on top of the grid.
I then stamped out the lighthouse and verse onto white card stock and cut the lighthouse into 3 I mounted all off the pieces onto black card stock and attached them to the card using foam pads evenly spacing the lighthouse image.
I punched out 2 holes in the left bottom corner of the card and threaded through the ribbon.
All stamping was done in black onyx versafine ink.
Card finished size is A5

Thursday 25 September 2008

September Blog Hop - Gift

Magic Reindeer Food...

A little gift for a special child, what could be better than some magic Reindeer food to sprinkle on your lawn so that santa's reindeer can guide Saint Nicolas to your house.

Start with a small jam jar and fill with sugar and oats layering in turns until the jar is full to the brim.

Add a belly band to the jar mine is PTI Pure Poppy Topnotch Twill add a little round disc, mine is stamped with PTI birds of a feather and Holiday Wishes and add a frill and a label to the lid and tie with a ribbon my frill was made by cutting a nestabilitie large scalloped circle from Linen Vellum

Now for the label it reads

Sprinkle on the lawn at night

The moon will make it sparkle bright

As Santa's reindeer fly and roam

This will guide them to your home.

Free Background Paper and Topper

It was easier to give you all a freebie background and topper for your cards than to make a card today, So please enjoy.
click on the images to enlarge them to their full capacity before saving them.

Wednesday 24 September 2008

Floral Punch Craft - Black Poppy

I Started with a 14 x 14cm olice coloured base card and stamped the floral border (DMC border stamp) in black and also a flourish stamp in the centre I then made a shadowdow by using a white gel pen around the outline of the border.
I made up the poppy and leaves and glued them over the flourish stamping and tied a ribbon around the top of the card to finish.

Tuesday 23 September 2008

News Flash....

Imag-e-nation (Home of 44p Peel-Offs) & La Pashe(Creators of Remember When...Decoupage) have a new craft shop!

We are located at Unit 11 Phoenix Road on Crowther Industrial Estate, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 0AD just behind Dainty Supplies.

Join us on our grand opening day this Saturday 27th September for some incredible opening offers,such as...
Buy ANY 30 regular peel-offs for £10That is just 33p per peel-off sticker, a saving of 25% on our usual low price of 44p
Buy ANY 60 regular peel-offs for £20AND get a FREE peel-off box
Buy ANY 20 glitter peel-offs for £10 That is just 50p per glitter peel-off, a saving of 25% on our usual low price of 66p
Choose ANY 20 decoupage sheets for £10 That is just 50p per decoupage sheet,a saving of 33% on our usual low price of 75p
Choose ANY 100 sheets of Mix & MatchPaper & Card for just £10 and get aFREE A4 box worth £2.99

As well as these amazing offers on our huge selection of peel-off stickers, decoupage, paper & card,we also have loads of other great value items, such as... card blanks, envelopes, poly bags, adhesives, double-sided tape, foam pads, storage boxes, craft pens, embellishments and terrific low price Christmas stock So please join us this Saturday 27th September for our big opening day and take advantage of these incredible opening offers while they last.

And if you still aren't sure that it is worth a visit on Saturday, try this final incentive...

Print off the voucher below and bring it with you on Saturday to receive a FREE set of Remember When...Decoupage (of your choice)worth £4.99 when you spend £20 or more!!
You can redeem the voucher in ADDITION to taking advantage of all the other offers available. Tell your friends about our new craft shop & special offers.
Print off a voucher for them too (photocopies accepted)and bring them with you on Saturday!

And if you really can't make it on Saturday,we'll extend these offers, including the voucher,until 5pm on Tuesday 30th September, so that you don't miss out!

P.S. Make sure you bring plenty of CASH with you,as we are not 100% sure that we will have our newdebit/credit card terminal in time for Saturday.

Monday 22 September 2008

Floral Punch Craft - Hourglass Flowers

Lots of parts to each one of these flowers starting with 6 petals all to be water coloured and shaded, 1 base to attach the petals to after shaping them, 1 calyx cut and shaped and a stem which I have to say was a tricky little beggar.
The instructions for the flower can be found in Floral Punch Craft VI by Leone Em.
I used a white 15 x 15cm base card and stamped the leaves using Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms stamp set I used the oval Nestabilities to cut out the plaque to site the flowers onto and I embossed the top oval with the Swiss Dots folder, I made up the flower arrangement and tied it secure with a thin white ribbon then tied the Spring Moss satin ribbon around the base of the card.

A closer view at the flowers

Sunday 21 September 2008

Christmas Owls - Winkin, Blinkin & Nod

Winkin ,Blinkin and Nod

My base card is strong acetate scored and folded then edged with a permanemt gold marker the scalloped brown square was made with the fiskers border punch I threaded a piece of ribbon through the centre holes and again edged with the gold marker.
I layered a piece of red card stock over this that matched the little Santa hats and added a few irridescent snowflakes top and bottom.
on a pieceof cream card stock I stamped the owls in coffee bean brilliance ink(sorry no name of stamp or maker printed on the stamp, it was bought at a craft fair).
I made the little hats and addedstickles glitter glue to the image & added this ontop of the red and brown card with foam pads.
I added the image to the acetate with glue dots then hid this on the inside of the acetate card with more snowflakes.

A close up view of the Owls.

You can see the little pom poms are made from fringing a length of paper and rolling it up tight and then splaying the fringe. the little hats are just pices of card cut in a triangle and the white trim is again card cut to shape and glittered with stickles.

Saying Hi

Whilst I was viewing my stats for my blog it got me thinking to how marvelous the World Wide Web is, being from the UK I was amazed at all the different countries that were showing on my stats places like United States, Austrailia, Canada, Mexico, China, Russia,Iceland and many many more.
Pretty amazing that someone from all these countries have visited my humble blog.
The one visable country that I hadn't had a visit from today was Japan so if any of you know a crafter in Japan feel free to send them my way, I'd be thrilled.

So I want to thank you all for visiting and let everyone know that your visits are very much appreciated.

Friday 19 September 2008

Floral Punch Craft - Moth Orchid

Well I set myself a challenge with this one and that was to make the Moth Orchid, I took the instructions from Floral Punch Craft VI by Leone Em and sat down with a coffee and set to work.
The Punch used on this flower is the Moth Orchid theme punch by Punch Bunch and coloured this with water colours.
I used a fiskers border bunch I think it was called running water to add the scallop effect to the pink card and then added a couple of score lines with the Scor-Pal, the top part of the card was embossed with the cuttlebug Stylised Flowers folder.
I cut out a couple of rectangles from the nestabilities and stamped the sentiment by Papertrey Ink Garden of Life set
Then used this as a plaque for the orchid to sit on, I added a few pearls and a ribbon to finish.

Bubbled Stampbord - Christmas Card

The Stampbord was sprayed with water before colouring with inks and then the bird stamp by Inkadinkado stamped on the middle then I used the heat gun on the edges of the stampbord this bubbles as the clay is damp where the water is added once this had cooled I used versamark and gold embossing powder on the top of the bubbles and again applied the heat gun to melt the embossing powder.
I added stickles glitter glue and a few gems for extra effect.

Tapestry Stamps - Joy

Well I could hardly make Noel without making Joy could I?
made in exactly the same way as the Noel card except I used the Oval Nestabilities in place of the long rectangles.

Thursday 18 September 2008

Tapestry Stamps - Noel

A Quick 10 minute card with no fuss.
An A6 card tent fold embossed on the front with one of the long rectangle nestabilities then cut out the next sizes down in red and gold then one more in white which I samped the word Noel and then used the tapestry peg stamps to decorate the O in the word, layered them all together with foam pads and added a pretty ribbon to the top.

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Floral Punch Craft - Lilium Feathers

I was given a Lilium Feather Punch by my good friend Pam over the weekend so I put the punch to good use when I got home details of how to make the flower can be found in Floral Punch Craft VI Orchids and More by Leone Em.

A close up view of the arrangement

Tuesday 16 September 2008

Christmas Card - kinkade Forest Chapel

I love the simplicity of this Christmas Card, the main image is a Thomas Kinkade stamp called Forest Chapel stamped in black then cut into an oval with Nestabilities, the robin image was stamped directly onto the card and is a set of Christmas Birds by Inkadinkado.
I punched holes and slotted through the black ribbon on the base card and tied a bow added a sentiment by PTI and used stickles to add some Christmas sparkle.

Monday 15 September 2008

And the Winner is...

The winner of the Christmas Blog Candy is....
number 33 chosen by Integer Generator
Anonymous said...
I'm blogless, too, Jak but would love to enter. My husband and I have no family of our own so for quite a few years we have been spending Christmas Day with one of my sisters and her family. We have a family get together at her home for Christmas lunch (brother, sisters, and their families) since this is really the one time that we can all meet together and catch up. Thus on Christmas Eve my husband and I go around delivering our presents to other family members. We also visit both our parents' graves and put holly wreaths there. Then we have a nice relaxing evening at home. Consequently, we don't have our own Christmas dinner until Boxing Day.Beemer (Alice)
12 September 2008 22:43
Alice if you could get in touch with me to give me your address via jakheath@gmail.com
your prize will be sent to you

Guest Star Stamper Entry

Trinket tray

I made 2 projects for the Guest Star Stamper using the Little Lady Stamp set by PTI

The trinket tray was made from a CD case I baked it in the oven until it was soft enough to mould making sure I wore oven gloves to do this, once I had the shape I wanted I stamped the lady bug on the bottom of the tray on the outside, I cover the outside with a layer of voila glue and spinkled it with glitter then added a layer of crumpled tissue, then added some H2O colour and another layer of tissue and one more layer of the glue and allowed this to dry. Once dry I edged the tray with a gold permanant pen and tied a ribbon through a hole in the tray where one of the tabs used to be, I finished by adding a leaf and the baby size stamped little lady.

Below is shots taken at different angles the 1st showing a top view of the tinket tray and the 2nd showing it filled with a pearl jewelry set inside.

Just click on the images for a closer view.

Little Lady Spinner Card
The Lady Bug spins around the card until it gets to the flowers, it is mounted on 2 coins with foam pads between the coins these fit between the outer and innner circle of the apature. I wish I could show the spinning in action it is so cute.

Below is other shots taken to try to show you the movement in the ladybird spinner card

Sunday 14 September 2008

Stampbord Trinket Box

I'm back from my weekend and thought I'd show you the trinket box made while I was away and taught by Paddy a lady from Manchester.
This is the top of the trinket box with a Stampbord top.
The box was inked with various shades of browns, oranges and yellows and the same shades were blended onto the stampbord it was then stamped with the lion in a black ink then scratchedaway the clay top on the Stampbord in various places to allow the white to show through, although I have done this technique many times I had always glazed the stampbord with UTEE or left it plain, this one has a beeswax coating added which leaved a lovely sheen without it being shiney.

This is the side view of the trinket box as you can see it is finished in a gold trim arounf the stampbord and the edge of the box has also been stamped.